Region: Canada

Stikeman Elliott nabs former Norton Rose Fulbright competition head

Kevin Ackhurst, the former head of Norton Rose Fulbright’s Canadian competition group, has left the firm after nearly 13 years to join the partnership at Stikeman Elliott.

16 September 2021

Canadian tribunal dismisses enforcer’s request to temporarily unwind deal

Canada’s Competition Tribunal has dismissed an interim measures request from the country’s antitrust authority to unwind a merger between two industrial waste disposal companies, finding the agency failed to adequately quantify the anticompetitive harm arising from the deal.

25 August 2021

Canada opens in-depth review into telecoms merger

Canada’s Competition Bureau has launched a Phase II probe into the proposed merger of two telecommunications providers over concerns the deal will likely harm competition in the markets for mobile and broadcasting services.

10 August 2021

Last remaining banks settle Canadian forex cartel claims

The four remaining non-settling bank defendants in Canada’s Forex cartel class action have agreed to pay roughly €16.1 million to settle claims that they conspired to manipulate foreign exchange rates.

30 July 2021

Canadian enforcer’s interim relief powers scrutinised during merger challenge

Canada’s Competition Bureau cannot seek the unwinding of a merger as a form of interim relief, an industrial waste disposal company has argued as it attempts to fend off the enforcer’s challenge to its already-completed purchase of a rival.

20 July 2021

Canada seeks to block industrial waste disposal merger

Canada’s Competition Bureau is seeking to block the proposed merger of industrial waste disposal companies Secure Energy Services and Tervita, six years after the Supreme Court rejected the authority's attempt to block another Tervita acquisition.

01 July 2021

Criminalise wage-fixing and no-poach agreements, Canadian parliamentary committee urges

A parliamentary committee has asked Canada’s government to ban anticompetitive labour market agreements between rivals, after Canada’s Competition Bureau was unable to investigate if three supermarket chains colluded to end an employee pandemic bonus.

18 June 2021

Canadian court spikes class action against ice-hockey leagues

A Canadian court has dismissed a class action claim against several major North American ice-hockey leagues accused of conspiring to restrict opportunities for junior players, confirming that criminal cartel rules do not apply to buyer-side agreements.

01 June 2021

Canadian government set to review competition rules

Canada’s government has agreed to review the country’s competition regime with an eye to legislative amendments, after politicians across parties argued that Canada’s Competition Bureau does not have the tools it needs to tackle labour market concerns.

16 March 2021

Canadian enforcer says airline deal remedies are inadequate

Canada’s antitrust watchdog has criticised the behavioural remedies laid out by the country’s transport authority in its conditional clearance of Air Canada’s proposed acquisition of Transat for failing to adequately address competition concerns.

18 February 2021

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